PETALING JAYA: Sarawak DAP will form a committee to initiate talks with other opposition parties in the state to take on Barisan Nasional (BN), Perikatan Nasional (PN) and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) in the next general election (GE15).
The committee will be headed by the state chapter’s deputy chair Alice Lau, secretary Alan Ling, and treasurer Chiew Chiu Sing, Astro Awani reported.
Sarawak DAP said that it would also raise the matter up with the Sarawak Pakatan Harapan (PH) leadership.
“Sarawak DAP realises the importance of GE15 in resetting the country and preventing it from going down the path of incompetency, religious extremism, and kleptocrats returning to power,” the party was quoted as saying.
Sarawak DAP went on to say that it welcomed any form of collaboration.
On April 3, Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen was reported to have said that based on the recent state elections results, it was “obvious” that there was a need for the major opposition parties in Sarawak to work together to take on GPS.
PH suffered a huge setback in Sarawak after its mainstay DAP was crushed in the state elections in December while PKR was completely wiped out.
DAP only won two of the 24 seats it contested while PKR lost in all its 28 seats. Amanah, which contested eight seats, also failed to win a single seat.
In the previous state elections, held in May 2016, DAP won seven seats while PKR won three.